|mannyk ||12-20-2013 01:12 PM |
Pickguard for Gretsch G5123B?
Im curious if there are any pickguards that would fit on the G5123B bass guitar, since it doesn't come with one. Would a pickguard from a Broadkaster Bass fit? I love the look of a Gretsch with a 'guard on it!
|mannyk ||12-20-2013 03:29 PM |
|ih8law ||12-20-2013 08:09 PM |
The Broadkaster's pickguard is shaped so that there is about 80 millimeters of space between the pickups. The G5123B has pickups that are about 90 millimeters apart. You could use a Broadkaster pickguard, but there would be about a 1 centimeter gap between the pickup and the cutout on the pickguard.
Gretsch does not make a pickguard designed for the G5123B. You can make your own as I did (check out the second link in the post above), or have one made for you. I used the pickguard from a G5120 guitar as a template, and simply modified the template to accomodate the G5123B's unique string spacing:
|mannyk ||12-21-2013 03:59 PM |
Thank you guys! I am going to attempt to make my own. May i ask what material you used for the pickguard,ih8law?
|mannyk ||12-21-2013 04:28 PM |
Oh! How did you attach it?
|ih8law ||12-21-2013 06:36 PM |
I went to Auto Zone one day and saw this mirrored vinyl material that is intended for use as a temporary fix for a broken side mirror. It is basically a square of vinyl that can be cut with heavy duty scissors. It's cheap and does the job.
The pickguard attaches with a bracket you can pick up on eBay for about $10.
Just in case you were confused by the picture above, it was taken before I installed the bracket.
|mannyk ||12-21-2013 07:04 PM |
Thank You! did you need to make any holes in the bass?
Sorry for all the questions!
|ih8law ||12-21-2013 10:26 PM |
Yes. The bracket has to be screwed into the body.
|mannyk ||12-22-2013 09:08 AM |
Ok! thank you very much for all of the information!
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